Villa Blumenthal Chicago World Exposition Historic Home For Sale Offered At 1.1 Million Eur

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Bad Ischl is an Austrian spa town east of Salzburg. It’s known as a gateway to the Alpine lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut region.

A magnificent villa of cultural significance, in the Arts & Crafts style that can tell many extraordinary stories and is full of interesting history.

Originally planned and built in Germany using a special wooden construction method, the villa was shipped across the Atlantic Sea to Chicago to be exhibited at the World Exposition because of its uniqueness. After the expo the villa was returned to Europe, ending up in Austria. But how come?

Love At First Sight

Oscar Blumenthal, the famous Berlin drama critic, and playwright visited the expo in Chicago and instantly fell in love with this unusual building. He bought it,  had it disassembled and shipped back to Europe.

His choice for a special place to re-erect the villa fell to Bad Ischl, the summer residence of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I from 1849 to 1914. This is an excerpt taken from the marketing flip book. If you would like to read more about this unique property download the flipbook. Interested in seeing/purchasing this beautiful piece of history contact me for more information.

 

Listed by: Matthias Rettenbacher RE/MAX Bad Ischl Salzkammergut

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Listed by Linda Ruppe of Linda Ruppe | RE/MAX On The Move

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